Force Protection 8-K 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 9, 2009
FORCE PROTECTION, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (843) 574-7000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure
On November 9, 2009, Force Protection, Inc. (the Company) held an investor conference call and webcast to discuss its results of operations and financial condition for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009 and its business outlook. Attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K is a copy of the transcript of the Companys presentation during that call and the questions and answers that followed the presentation. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures used during the conference call to the most comparable GAAP financial measure is attached as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The information in this report (including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2) shall not be deemed to be filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Safe Harbor Statement
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward looking statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Companys beliefs and expectations. These statements are based on beliefs and assumptions of the Companys management, and on information currently available to management. These forward looking statements include, among other things: expectations about the demand, orders for and deliveries of the Companys vehicles and products, the statements regarding the Companys Cheetah vehicles in inventory, the increase in the ILAV requirements and the Companys Total Life Cycle Support system, the Companys opportunities in Kuwait, changes in defense spending, the Companys ability to develop new technologies and products and their effectiveness, the execution of the Companys business strategy and strategic transformation, including the Companys cost reduction initiative and the Companys expected financial and operating results, including revenues and cash flow, the Companys base of recurring revenue over the next several years and the Companys liquidity, for future periods. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any of them publicly in light of new information or future events. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Examples of these factors include, but are not limited to the ability to effectively manage the risks in the Companys business, the ability to develop new technologies and products, and the acceptance of these technologies and products, the ability to obtain new orders for the Companys vehicles and products, the impact of the rate of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Companys ability to identify and remedy the Companys internal control weakness and deficiencies, and other risks and factors and cautionary statements listed in the Companys periodic reports filed with the SEC, including the risks set forth in the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, and as updated in the quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2009.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.